Theme parks & snacking…
Let’s be real for a second, we live in Florida and at some point this summer we are likely to find ourselves in a theme park, starving and about to lay out $30 for a burger and chocolate in the shape of mouse ears.
If you’re dishing out $25 a day to park, let’s use it to our advantage. Bring a cooler and a bag for your car, stocked with healthy, balanced snacks and foods.
Top snack ideas for if you are by yourself or with your children:
1. Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles (only 5 ingredients, and place near ice packs to keep cool)
2. 1 c of strawberries & 1 hardboiled egg
3. 1 hardboiled egg, 1 rice cake & 1 tsp almond butter
You can also make wraps ahead of time, roll them in some foil, and keep them cool and dry. If you have kids, even young kids, this can be a lot of fun for them to make their own “theme park wrap”. Here is a printable guide for The Wrap.
~ If you are walking around a lot, pack some recovery protein to add to water during the day. Small bags of trail mix or nuts will help keep you satisfied too. Try and keep your snacks balanced having protein, carbs and fat with each one. Don’t fall victim to the sugar cravings at the park.
A very popular park treat is an ice cream sandwich. Let’s take a look at what’s in it:
With this snack, your blood sugar will spike up, then crash as your body metabolizes the quick calories. This leaves you sitting on the bench watching everyone else. Or slumped over during your “short” wait for Space Mountain.
Fuel yourself well, and you can enjoy the parks and leave feeling good instead of run over.
“The harder you work, the luckier you get.”